Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Since 1997, Bjarne Tokerud has operated from Victoria, B.C. Canada, buying, selling, and appraising rare books, archives, documents, vintage photography, and ephemera. Prior to moving to Victoria, Bjarne Tokerud operated a bookshop in Edmonton, Alberta from two locations on Whyte Avenue: starting out in 1980 above a German delicatessen in the Scona neighbourhood, and later in 1992 on Whyte Ave in Strathcona, premises which were shared with Traveller Antiques until 1997.

Bjarne Tokerud is a member of the ABAC and ILAB [Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of Canada and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers], as well as a Past President of the ABAC. He is also a member of the PBFA [Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association, Great Britain].

Specialities include Travel and Exploration, Canadiana, Artic and Polar Exploration, Rare books in most fields, Vintage Photography and Photo Albums, Rare books on China, Chinese cartography, and historically interesting ephemera. We are also interested in purchasing Canadian Chinatown history. Documents, photographs, business histories, and more...


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Are you disposing of an estate or a large book collection? We purchase outright, carry out rare book appraisals, and act as selling agents for rare and important individual items and complete collections. We travel extensively across Canada. For a confidential consultation:

Send us an email at or call us at (250) 381-2230

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